Functional Groups in Organic Molecules


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An organic molecule has the general formula ROH, the compound is an _____.

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1. Why is a functional group important?

2. How is an organic compound described?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Functional groups can help classify organic compounds, and this quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these groups and their role in organic compounds. The quiz questions will test you on the importance of functional groups, the definition of organic compounds and functional groups, and how to differentiate between compounds by identifying the functional groups within them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How to identify organic compounds by referring to known functional groups
  • Describing a functional group
  • The definition of an organic compound

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding functional groups and their importance from the related lesson on organic compounds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding functional groups and organic molecules and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the seven different functional groups detailed throughout the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding functional groups to better understand and more easily identify organic compounds in the future

Additional Learning

To learn more about the role of functional groups in organic molecules, review the accompanying lesson Functional Groups in Organic Molecules. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define organic compounds and functional groups
  • Define and differentiate between the seven functional groups
  • Understand how to identify an organic compound utilizing your knowledge of functional groups
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify the functional group of a compound, given the formula